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1st. Lt. Albert E. Haar, Mercer Island, Washington, receives the Distinguished Flying Cross from Colonel Archie J. Old, Jr., of Atlanta Texas, 561St Bomb Squadron, 388Th Bomb Group. 25 July 1944. (U.S. Air Force Number A61390AC)



  • Albert Haar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Albert E. Haar was drafted into the Army on July 7th, 1941. After basic training in Texas he volunteered for Army Air Corps and went to flight school in Texas. He washed out as a pilot, but went to gunnery school and bombardier school. On December 4th,...

  • Archibald Old

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General
    Chowhound Mission, May 1, 1945, Food Drop: Planes were loaded with the 10-in-one rations. Even so they carried the full complement of gunners and loaded guns because they were still not sure how sincere the Germans were in their promises not to shoot ...


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